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  • Commander touches on key issues in quarterly call

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - As Wright-Patterson Air Force Base continues to operate during Health Protection Condition Bravo through a variety of staffing levels – virtual and in-person, wing leaders stay connected with Airmen through a variety of platforms.Col. Patrick Miller, the 88th Air Base Wing commander, conducted a virtual
  • Gate 15A to reopen temporarily due to ramp closure

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio—Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is set to temporarily reopen Gate 15A July 6 due to a two-week bridge repair project on State Route 844 scheduled to begin the same day.
  • Wright-Patt at center of powered-flight celebration

    Col. Tom Sherman, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, along with the great grandniece and great grandnephew of the Wright brothers, joined together the morning of Dec. 17 to lay a wreath commemorating the 115th anniversary of practical powered flight.The event, which has become an annual tradition in the
  • 5 Little Known Facts about Wright- Patt

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Aviation history is rich here,  but Wright-Patt is also home to interesting historical landmarks that few are aware of.Area A contains five of these landmarks explored by Air Force Life Cycle Management Center historian, Kenneth Sloat, and Cultural Resource Manager Paul Woodruff.The Fire Station, Building
  • Wright-Patt kids sharpen athletic skills with help from NFL pro

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – On July 9-10 Military children participated in the Steve Smith football ProCamp at the Kitty Hawk field. Over 150 children from ages 6-14 and all skill levels received this opportunity thanks to the base community for its support for the commissary.For 6 years in a row Proctor and Gamble ran an annual contest
  • Beat the heat: Avoiding heat stress

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - During the summer months here outdoor heat is measured with wet bulb globe temperature readings. The WBGT is different from the heat index, which is a measurement of ambient temperature. Unlike the heat index, WBGT accounts for wind, cloud cover, and sun angle and is measured in direct sunlight.By measuring
  • IDS: Proactive Care for Airmen

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - For many Airmen, faith and spiritual guidance is an important part of maintaining mental health and healing. As a member of Integrated Delivery System, or IDS, the Chaplain Corps provides this service.IDS is a team of helping agencies focused on care of the Airmen and their families.“We are changing from a
  • Men’s Health Month: Preventive care matters

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - June 1 kicked off Men’s Health Month bringing awareness to the challenges and disparities men face in healthcare.The Civilian Health Promotion Service, or CHPS, on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is holding classes during the month focusing on men’s physical, social, mental and spiritual health. These classes
  • Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Ohio is the top ranking state for bedbug activity, which makes bedbug prevention a high priority for the pest control specialists on base.Bedbugs are blood feeding insects that get their name from common hiding places of bed frames and mattresses that they often nest in. “Only 60-70 percent of people react to
  • 2017 Drinking Water Confidence Report Released

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Bioenvironmental Engineering Office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base recently released the 2017 Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report, and its findings confirm the base drinking water systems meet all health standards for the U.S. and Ohio Environmental Protection Agencies.The report provides an